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Big rig crash closes southbound 405 Freeway in Van Nuys

All southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at Sherman Way in Van Nuys were closed Wednesday after a crash involving five cars and a big rig shortly before 9:30 a.m., authorities said. 

The northbound far left and carpool lanes were also closed.

About 40 Los Angeles firefighters responded and had set up a triage area to evaluate crash victims, Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske said.

No additional information on the cause of the crash or the nature of the injuries was immediately available.

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